We’ve survived Thanksgiving. If you are one of the lucky ones out there, you’ve already committed to the minimum amount of holiday plans and get-togethers – unless you’re the sort who enjoys those types of things. If you are, God bless you, I hope to become you in my next life.
As I’ve made the big 3-0 turn, I now find it easier to do what I want to do, and to do less of the things I really don’t enjoy doing. Sometimes, there’s compromise involved, but I feel like the easiest way to get through the holiday season is to not put too much pressure on yourself or others. Haven’t we learned anything from Clark Griswold in Christmas Vacation?
I refer you now to an article recently posted called An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving a Holiday Party. Solid, sage advice, and highly recommended. If you haven’t already, check out my post on an introvert’s guide to a night out. Go forth, and have a stress-free holiday season.
With that, I have to post an addendum to dealing with any holiday socialization this year – especially if you’re doing it with family. This my favorite clip from Lewis Black’s Surviving the Holidays special: